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Alumni Profiles

First Book Wins Organization of American Historians Award

June 6, 2014

Geraldo L. Cadava (PhD 2008, History), assistant professor of history at Northwestern University, has won the 2014 Frederick Jackson Turner Award forStanding on Common Ground: The Making of a Sunbelt Borderland. Judges of the prize called the book... read more

Teaching Scientific Literacy

June 6, 2014

Amy Savage (Ph.D. 2010, Epidemiology and Public Health) runs the Citizen Science Program at Bard College. It is an intensive academic session held in January, between semesters. The program teaches nearly 500 freshmen how scientists think and what... read more

Book Explains Conflicts in the American Evangelical Church

April 4, 2014

Molly Worthen (BA 2003, Ph.D. 2011, Religious Studies), assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recently published her second book,Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism (... read more

Bringing Legal Theory Together with Political Thought

February 4, 2014

Justin Zaremby (BA 2003; PhD 2007, Political Science; JD 2010) is author of the recently published volume, Legal Realism and American Law (Bloomsbury, 2013). The book provides an introduction to the ideas, context, and leading personalities of... read more

Prize-winning Historian Delivers Walpole Lecture

February 3, 2014

Jill Lepore (PhD 1995, American Studies) delivered the twentieth annual Lewis Walpole Library Lecture at Yale in November. She spoke about Jane Franklin, who is the subject of her recent Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (Knopf ... read more

Ward Named Head Historian at National Portrait Gallery

February 3, 2014

In November, David C. Ward (MPhil 1984, History) was named Senior Historian of the National Portrait Gallery, part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. The Gallery uses visual arts, performing arts, and new media to... read more

New Book Explores History, Memory, and Racial Identity

December 9, 2013

Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 2013) by Yale Professor Jonathan S. Holloway (PhD 1995, History) has earned high praise from critics and scholars alike. Holloway, chair of... read more

Smithsonian Honors Art Historian Richard Powell

December 9, 2013

Richard J. Powell (PhD 1988, History of Art), winner of the Fleischman Award, is the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University, where he has taught since 1989. He is also a fellow of Duke’s John Hope... read more

Alumnus Elected President of National Research Association

November 13, 2013

Alan J. Abramson (PhD 1990, Political Science), professor of government and politics at George Mason University, has been chosen by his peers to serve as president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (... read more

Geneticist/Author Wins Writing Award

November 12, 2013

Tiffany Briere (PhD 2008, Genetics) was awarded a 2013 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, given annually to six women who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their writing careers. At Yale, Briere pursued research on... read more

Prize-winning Book Explores Ethnicity and Politics

November 11, 2013

Harris Mylonas (PhD 2008, Political Science), assistant professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, has won the Peter Katzenstein Book prize for The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals,... read more

American Studies Alumnus Named Dean at UMBC

September 9, 2013

Scott E. Casper (PhD 1992, American Studies) is the new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research; supervises... read more